Sorry for the delayed reply on this, but I think you put it up on the wrong board. This board is in support of JBoss ESB, which is a different ESB product than Fuse ESB.
You can check out the Fuse ESB forums here :
We might have started on the raw Fuse suite, but we currently use Redhat Jboss 6.0.0.
Are you saying only one of these uses blueprint?
Anyway, the actual resolution is to use the bpContainer, wire this into a ComponentFactory class and add a get bean method along the lines of:
component = blueprintContainer.getComponentInstance(beanId);
This works just fine